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News 9th June 2022

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back to the final half term of the academic year. As usual, it is set to be a very busy seven weeks, with lots of exciting learning opportunities, school trips and activities happening for all classes.

The last half term closed with a wonderful Jubilee celebration set in glorious sunshine. I was extremely proud of all the children and staff, the singing, dancing, cakes, crowns, tiaras and outstanding artwork were something great to celebrate. We certainly made a great impression on the Mayor of Waverley, who would love to visit again!

The celebrations continued to the end of the half term holiday, with the lighting of the beacon, the village picnic, Chiddfest and finishing with the fete. Well done to everyone involved with the organisation of these events. It was wonderful to see the whole community come together for such a joyous occasion. We are so lucky to live here!
On Monday, Year 5 attended a PGL residential trip, whilst on Tuesday the rest of the school returned to take part in science week. We have various visitors attending school to motivate and inspire our future scientists and engineers. Thank you to Miss Hampshire for organising and co-ordinating.

Next week, Year 6 head off to Chidham for a week of water sports and fun. In school, I look forward to welcoming the Director of Guildford Diocese, Alex Tear and the Ofsted Regional Director, Matthew Purves; this is an opportunity to show all that St Mary’s has to offer and discuss our vision for the future.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Mrs Buckley

Diary Dates  

Date                                               Activity                     

9th June                                         Y6 Human Reproduction & Relationships Parents Information
Week Commencing 13th June   Y6 Chidham Residential
14th June                                       Y2 Wisley Trip
15th June                                       Y4K Swimming Lessons
20th June                                       Malawi Day
21st June                                        Sports Day
22nd June                                       Y6 Leaver’s Service @ Guildford Cathedral
24th June                                        INSET DAY – School Closed
Week Commencing 27th June    Final Clubs Week
28th June                                        Y3 Rainforest Trip
28th June                                        Y5 Woolmer Hill Taster Day
29th June                                        Moving Up Day
1st July                                            Reception Painshill Park Trip

If you missed out on the Jubilee celebrations and would still like to purchase your child’s art work, please pay via Scopay.


School Governor (Local Committee Member) Vacancy

From September 2022 St Mary’s will have a vacancy for a Local Committee Member (Governor).
St Mary’s is a school in The Good Shepherd Trust academy which is governed by a Board of Trust Directors (the Board). The Board delegates certain functions to the Local Committee. The role of the Local Committee is to support the school’s leadership and to monitor academic performance, quality of care and provision.
Being involved in setting the strategy and direction of the school and monitoring performance can be a rewarding role for a member of the local community.

If you are interested in the voluntary position please contact Yvette Oqvist, Clerk to Local Committee in confidence for more information at

Following Government guidelines, schools are no longer allowed to authorise requests for children to be taken out of school for a holiday during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you take your child out of school, you may face a penalty notice.

Year 1 – 95.7%
Year 2 – 91.7%
Year 3 – 90.9%
Year 4K – 98.2%
Year 4E – 94.2%
Year 5 – 94.8%
Year 6 – 93.3%


Reflecting the virtues of Mary, our vision is for everyone to be inspired to blossom and grow, fulfilling their potential in all aspects of life. By exploring the Christian values of wisdom, hope, respect and community, our pupils understand the importance of being respectful, resilient social advocates, building a better world.